East-West Highway blocked after bridge swept away by flood

Published On: July 13, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: RSS

DHANUSHA, July 13: A bridge along the East-West Highway at Bhapsi has been swept away by flood disrupting the transport on the highway. The middle section of the Bhapsi bridge at Bardibas municipality of Mahottari district has broken.

Transportation on the highway has completely halted, Chief District Officer, Umesh Dhakal, said. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded towards the Maistahn check post and Ratukhola due to the bridge collapse.

Some passengers are crossing the flooded stream at the place to get to the other side of the bridge, taking risk.

Meanwhile, the district disaster management committee met this morning to take stock of the situation and speed up rescue and relief action. It decided to mobilize human resources with urgency.


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